Every Once In A While

Always coming back to Debbie Millman’s illustrated essay of timeless advice on courage and the creative life.

“Every once in a while — often when we least expect it — we encounter someone more courageous, someone who choose to strive for that which (to us) seemed unrealistically unattainable, even elusive. And we marvel. We swoon. We gape. Often , we are in awe. I think we look at these people as lucky, when in fact, luck has nothing to do with it. It is really about the strength of their imagination; it is about how they constructed the possibilities for their Life. In short, unlike me, they didn’t determine what was impossible before it was even possible.”

4 Comments leave a comment below

  1. “choose” should be “chooses” and that one mistake ruins the entire thing for me :( #attentiontodetailmatters

  2. Thank you Tina. Big big hugs. And I’ll fix the typo, too. : )

  3. :* thanks, needed to hear this today

  4. Could it also be “chose” ?